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Canadian Armed Forces Member was found not guilty of sexual assault at court martial
January 5, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
Yesterday, Master Corporal Dustin Jackson was found not guilty by a standing court martial in Gatineau, Quebec.
The charges were related to an alleged sexual assault of a female member of the Canadian Armed Forces in Ottawa, Ontario in October, 2011, which was reported in January 2014.
Of the two charges which were preferred by the Director of Military Prosecutions on April 13, 2015, Military Judge, Lieutenant-Colonel Louis-Vincent d’Auteuil:
Found Master Corporal Jackson not guilty of one charge of sexual assault under section 130 of the National Defence Act (NDA) (section 271 Criminal Code of Canada).
Found Master Corporal Jackson not guilty of one charge of having behaved in a disgraceful manner under section 93 of the NDA.
The CAF takes all allegations of any form of sexual misconduct seriously and is committed to dealing with them as quickly as possible.
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